Woodlawn Principal's Blog 3/12/21

Happy Friday everyone!  Conferences were the past two days and I hope that everyone was able to connect and get an update from their teachers.  The deadline for returning to school was also this week.  I will be going through the data this weekend and start formulating the plan to accommodate our new numbers.  I am fired up about getting more students in the building and having Woodlawn look and feel like the amazing place that it is again.  Check out the blog for important updates.  

Click here for the PTO Monthly Blog - There are important, time sensitive items in there this week.  

8th Grade Parents 

  • The PTO will be purchasing Stevenson hoodies as a gift to all of our outgoing 8th graders.  Students will fill out a google form on Monday during school to indicate their size for the sweatshirt.  These are really nice sweatshirts!  
  • Personalized yard signs, celebrating our 8th grade graduates are available on Membership Toolkit for $5 until March 18th.

All Grades 

Spring is here and we have our Spring Fling raffle baskets available!  We have a fun selection of items for the students.  Please visit the PTO Blog and Membership Toolkit. 

https://woodlawnmspto.membershiptoolkit.com/ to place your orders.  Tickets are $1 each!


  • Special thank you to Jameson’s Charhouse, in Vernon Hills, for working with our PTO to provide a special selection of menu items for our teacher’s conference meal!  It was amazing.  I will be going to Jameson’s very soon!  

Early Release

Tuesday, March 16th is an Early Release Day.


Please check for registration email(s) for the 2021–22 school year, sent Thursday, March 4th.

Each registration email includes a link and a unique “snapcode” needed for access to register your returning student for 2021–22.

EVERY student returning to District 96 for the school year ahead must be registered.

Information you provided previously will appear in your student’s online registration record. Please check that info carefully and update if it is not accurate.

Completing and submitting online registration and making payment no later than April 15, 2021, will save families $20 in registration cost per student. Fees increase after April 15. Registration questions? Please send email to [email protected] or call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.


Por favor busque el correo electrónico de la inscripción para el ciclo escolar 2021–22, que fue enviado el jueves, 4 de marzo.

Cada correo de inscripción incluye un enlace y un “código” exclusivo que usted va a necesitar para inscribir a su estudiante que regresa al ciclo escolar 2021–22.

TODOS los estudiantes que regresan al Distrito 96 para el ciclo escolar próximo deben estar inscritos.

La información que usted brindó anteriormente aparecerá en el registro de inscripción en línea de su estudiante. Por favor revise eso cuidadosamente y actualice cualquier información  si no está correcta.

Si completa y entrega la inscripción en línea y hace el pago antes del 15 de abril, 2021 las familias ahorrarán $20 en la cuota de inscripción de cada estudiante. Las cuotas aumentan después del 15 de abril. ¿Preguntas sobre la inscripción? Por favor envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] o llame a 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

6th Grade Dental Forms

Attention parents of 6th Graders. Proof of dental exams for all 6th graders are due by May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Kaufmann at 847-353-8500.  Your continued kindness toward the nurse is greatly appreciated.  


If your student is going to be missing school, please make sure you let the Woodlawn main office know.  Thanks!  

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Share your thoughts about how your child’s school is doing on the 5Essentials for school success. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. District 96 will participate in the statewide 2020–21 5Essentials Survey to meet state legislation and the Board’s mandate. District 96 parents may voluntarily participate to complete the survey. (https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/) Please select the Parent Survey and begin.

Beginning in February and through Apr. 2, students and teachers will complete their surveys to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. In District 96, students in grades 4–8 will complete their surveys on Mar. 19

This survey is designed to help school and district leaders better understand the parent/school relationship. All responses are anonymous. Parents are asked to complete a survey for each student attending a Kildeer Countryside District 96 school. The survey will be open through Apr. 2, 2021. Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions (https://impactsurveyshelp.force.com/s/) and/or contact 5Essentials Client Services 866.440.1874.

Opportunity for 6-8th Graders

Stevenson High School Write Club student members are offering 6–8th graders the opportunity to participate in the third annual Marginalia–an online workshop of creative fun and writing activities (rap battles, one-poem-a-day challenges, and more). SHS Club members will lead small groups of 3-4 middle school students. Each participant will have original writing shared in a digital magazine at the end of the workshop. Marginalia runs Mon., Mar. 29–Sun., Apr. 18.  SIGN UP NOW (no later than Mar. 21) and select weekday and weekend session time availability and literary genre areas of interest. Questions? Send to [email protected]

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Time to Spring Ahead again!  We lose an hour this Sunday, March 14th at 2a.m. for Daylight Savings Time.  

Finally, today is my older sister's birthday.  I mention that she is older (by 5 years) because every male should have an older sister just to keep them in their place in life.  My two older brothers never experienced this, but I sure did.  Gentlemen, if you have an older sister, I am sure you can relate.  Ladies, if you are the older sister, of course you can relate because your little brother knows absolutely nothing.  Growing up, I was trained to open doors, hold her chair when we went to restaurants and get her a drink while we were watching TV.  When her boys were just babies in car seats, I would carry them in and out of my parents house for her and when I was taking doctoral level classes, she reminded me that I wasn’t that special and talked about all the really dumb things I did in life. Today, she is wonderful Auntie Mar to my children and grandma to C.J. (I enjoy calling her granny!)  One last thing, she has always been there for me and is simply awesome.  Happy Birthday Mar!  If you have a younger brother, I am sure they appreciate you.  If you are the younger brother, I feel your pain.  

Have a great week!